2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Reviews, Engine, Racing
The biggest difficulty, with this 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, is to remain, flexible professionals, not to be transported by emotions, keep the sensations at bay: A little ‘ for the Wait (long), a little ‘ for the expectations (large). The exteriors are a little less sober than usual. CThe concept that does not fit with elegance because that is the same as the mainstream sisters. Just time for a look at the interiors: the plastics are not assembled with the millimeter precision Teutonic, but it is still the best finished alpha ever. And, since it is the top version, you don’t have to have remore with your wallet: The standard seats are beautiful, but the mood of the Quadrifoglio requires the addition of the carbon Sparco, as on the test specimen. A treat from many thousands of euros, which are several even for a car that does not have in economic aspects its raison of being. But they are what it takes: from a functional point of view, because at that point the driving position becomes perfect, and then because they marry with the thousand other elements made with the same material, beginning with the central tunnel.
Long race. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio you feel it immediately: it is what happens with all the Giulia, basically, but here it has an even deeper meaning. Almost carnal, it would come to be said. Right from the start, you have the feeling of driving a light and precise car. The perfect distribution of the masses on the axles seems almost to perceive it, because the movements of the body are always very balanced between a front that never rejects the curves and a rear rail so nailed to the ground to seem oversized even for the 510 horses of which is capable the six cylinders. Given the times, the turbocharger was inevitable, but its character is not blatantly by Turbo. And it’s a compliment, we need to specify it. Of course, it does not have the extreme readiness of an AMG, which already at 1,500 rpm pushes very strong, but here, on the other hand, there is a great race. Turns and malice increase proportionally and there are parts of the limiter, just over 7,000, with the wonderful feeling that under the foot could be again.
Six-speed manual gearbox. For the series no one is perfect, the Quadrifoglio of the test is equipped with a six-speed manual: When you perform in the beautiful guide on a road full of curves, between the machism of its lever and the ability to automatically do the double, brings to mind ancient emotions. But its merits end there: in everyday life it is useful more than anything to do the accounts with a heavy clutch and, on the track, to lose precious tenths of a second each time you change gear.
Driving quality. A road full of curves, I said. It is there that the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio conquers you forever, because it has an ability to line up the trajectories that is not really common merchandise. For steering, needless to look for particular definitions: it is simply unique, first because it has a readiness out of the common. And then because this quality can not embarrass neither the pilot nor the frame, which could not be given for granted in principle. And to finish the driving qualities we think the torque vectoring, which shifts the already remarkable qualities of the frame. In fact, it makes the accelerator’s contribution even more incisive in defining the trajectories, which are closed with a precision that is an example for the German competitors. Which maybe move with the same effectiveness, but not with the same finesse.
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Racing Mode
Curve after curve, you feel so confident that you you an electronics a little less present, at least in dynamic: Nothing exaggerated, just what you need to “feel” to the bottom of the machine without questioning the safety. In fact, with the DNA pro on the Quadrifoglio, there is also a fourth position, but it is not what it takes to go on the road. And it is already understood by the name, race: It involves the total deactivation of esp. In practice, something that can only use experienced drivers when they decide to have fun on the track. How do you say? Four steering wheels? Already, they also exist and in recent times they are experiencing a second youth. Here they are not, but of their absence, frankly, no one notices.